In accepting the role, Hearn returns having served as Chairman for 19 years between 1995 and 2014, a period in which he provided the Club with great financial stability and playing success, culminating in automatic promotion from League Two in 2006.
The 69-year-old has also today shown great faith in the O’s academy set-up, by agreeing for his promotions company Matchroom Sport to sponsor all the youth teams for the 2017-18 season.
Speaking on the appointment, Hearn said; “In keeping with the rest of Leyton Orient, I am looking forward to it. I have always been a fan and right now I couldn’t be any happier for Orient as a Club. Nigel Travis has come in with his group and I really believe they are the right people.
“I was absolutely delighted to say yes when Nigel asked if I would come back as Honorary President. I think it is another statement of how well Nigel and his team have started to turn this Club around already. There is a long way to go but the moves are looking good and they are doing the right things.
“This is the dawn of a new era, and Matchroom Sport decided today that we are going to sponsor all the youth teams exclusively. That is a beginning of showing that the ethos of community still burns brightly, but I also have my personal belief that this Club can be built on local kids coming through our youth team in the future.”